Self-portraits & Family

Under the Hemlocks in Paper Mask, Archival Pigment Print, 16×12 print 24×20 framed

Self-portraits have always been part of my art. Photographing myself allows me a picture into my soul. During the time it takes my body and camera—staging may go quickly and randomly based on a sudden idea, mood, or place. Sometimes the light changes and I’ll try to go with it.

Working from home, journeying through my photographs and sculpture, emotions surface, leading to impromptu sessions staged in my backyard and house. Going through clothes, tools, objects, and masks. Presently I’m visiting familiar places where I can become part of the texture and color of nature—the camera recording new voyages waiting to be explored. My eyes reveal expressions with subjects and objects that intrigue and draw me in. The variables and unknowns are continual.